Going out to war is not always a bad thing – so long as it is going “out” to war and not going “in” to war.
A plethora of Mitzvoth, connections, are iterated: from captives, burial, and found objects, to laws of mixology, intimacy, and immoral behavior. Laws of slavery, military camps, and economics, to marriage, fiscal responsibly, and divorce. Amalek (also symbolic of doubt) is the mortal the Jewish people. We always must remember Amalek and how they tried to squash our freedom as we left Egypt. We must erase any semblance of this darkness from the face of the light earth.
I Am to My Beloved and My Beloved Is to Me
G-d and daily life simply doesn’t get along. Is there a simpler way to define the grand Tzimtzum? Is there a more tangible expression of the Tzimtzum?Read More
Future of the World
This week’s Torah portion deals with the theme of war. Here we take a look at two visions on the war against Israel.Read More
Work and Play – Yesterday and Today
Work and play- a critical examination of the difference between an American and European approach to the work/life balance, which poses fundamental questions…Read More
Winning Life’s Battles
Do you feel the world is a war zone and your life, a series of ongoing battles — psychological, emotional, at work, at home, with family, friends, or strangers? Does the world you live in tend to feel friendly or hostile?Read More
Are you Battle-Weary? Transcending Life’s Struggles
The secret to winning your battles lies not in your fighting skills and strategies, but in your attitude and mindset even before you engage in battle.Read More
Ki Teitzei: I Am To My Beloved and My Beloved Is To Me
In the last few centuries different approaches developed to find some way to relieve the tension between faith and modernity. This essay considers this ideaRead More
Ki Teitzei: United Or Ununited States ?
Vital life issues about the nature of the universe and our place in it are answered in the opening verse in this week’s Torah portion…Read More
A Cup of Vinegar
What is the connection between Shabbat and Amalek and why did the people of Israel have a problem with remembering both?Read More
Remember What Amalek Did to You: Symbols of Wine and Vinegar
A Chassidic discourse on “Remember what Amalek did to you on the road when you were going out of Egypt.” The symbolism of wine and vinegar.Read More